It’s super important to look after your lips especially if you’re a lipstick lover like we all are at the GLOSSYBOX office. There’s no point applying a gorgeous lipstick if the lips your applying it to are dry, chapped and flaking.
It’s very easy with lip balms to ignore the ingredients, buy one that looks nice and then apply it very generously throughout the day. This really isn’t good for your lips though and if you’re having to reapply often, it’s likely that you’re using a product that isn’t working. Some lip balms include ingredients that ironically dry out your lips so make sure you try to avoid the following ingredients:
Phenol, Camphor, Alum, Menthol, Salicyclic Acid or AHA or BHA. An ingredient that is great for the lips are oils, especially vegetable oils! Try to stick to simple ingredients and you’ll find a good product.
We put together a top 3 list of the most luxurious and amazing lip products we’ve tried…
Exfoliating your lips is really effective, yet it’s something that most people don’t think to do. It is a great way to brush away dead skin and prepare your lips for a nourishing lip balm. We love the Fresh Sugar Lip Polish as it gently exfoliates whilst conditioning at the same time. It’s made out of brown sugar crystals and has ingredients such as shea butter, jojoba oil and grape seed oil. It also includes Vitamin E which is great for preventing wrinkles.
We also love the Reve de Miel lip balm which is made by the French brand NUXE. This cute little pot is a miracle worker and is quite different to other lip balms we’ve tried. The matte and quite thick texture of the balm really repairs and nourishes the lips. It includes great ingredients such as honey, plant oils, shea butter and grapefruit essence. We like to use this one over night as it’s slightly richer and as it doesn’t include an SPF, it’s not always suitable for the daytime.
The final lip product is a lip balm that includes SPF. SPF is important to protect your lips from the sun, but make sure that you don’t have any kind of allergy to SPF first as your lips can be very sensitive. The Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment with SPF 15 is a gorgeous lip balm that glides on easily and really sinks into the lips. It includes sugar as an ingredient which is great for preventing moisture loss and it also includes oils such as meadow seed and black currant seed.
We hope our tips were helpful and have encouraged you to think more about taking care of your lips!